The City, The Firewalker and the aftermath of copper cable theft, Queen Elizabeth bridge, Johannesburg, 29 December 2011. The 11 metre sculpture by William Kentridge and Gerhard Marx depicts one of the women often seen on Joburg streets carrying a brazier with live coals on her head. She will set it up on a sidewalk where she will roast yellow mielies or sheep's heads for sale to passersby. The paving stones are scattered because someone tied a rope to the electric cable under the lamp post to a truck and ripped the cable out to steal the copper wire (4_A0821)

David Goldblatt
The City, The Firewalker and the aftermath of copper cable theft, Queen Elizabeth bridge, Johannesburg, 29 December 2011. The 11 metre sculpture by William Kentridge and Gerhard Marx depicts one of the women often seen on Joburg streets carrying a brazier with live coals on her head. She will set it up on a sidewalk where she will roast yellow mielies or sheep's heads for sale to passersby. The paving stones are scattered because someone tied a rope to the electric cable under the lamp post to a truck and ripped the cable out to steal the copper wire (4_A0821), 2011
Demonstration print / Exhibition print / Silver gelatin on fibre based paper
Approx (A0) 86 x 110cm / Approx 42 x 53cm